Pierce Aerospace and DRONERESPONDERS Announce Public Safety Remote ID Working Group
The final date for implementation of the Remote ID rule is rapidly approaching. As of September, all pilots will be responsible for complying with the law. Recreational flyers may either equip their aircraft with a Remote ID compliant transmitter, or fly in FAA-designated areas. All commercial pilots – including public safety professionals – must ensure that their aircraft meets Remote ID requirements.
Public safety is on the front line of Remote ID. Public safety drone programs must comply with the laws – and try to take advantage of the technology to provide transparency about drone operations and better protect communities from bad actors. As Remote ID regulations roll out for the first time, public safety agencies across the country will experience the technology from a wide variety of perspectives and in many different situations.
The world’s largest non-profit program for Public Safety drone use, DRONERESPONDERS, has partnered with leading Remote ID technology provider Pierce Aerospace to form a Remote ID working group. The group will include DRONERESPONDERS members from a variety of organizational backgrounds, and is designed to capture end-user feedback related to Remote ID solutions and use cases. From the press release:
This Working Group will comprise of 12-15 DRONERESPONDERS organizational members, with one representative from the chosen organizational member and their alternate. DRONERESPONDERS will choose the organizational members to participate in the working group. Both Pierce Aerospace and DRONERESPONDERS agree that this group will be composed of a diverse group of first responder organizations and will meet at least once a month. This volunteer working group accelerates industry innovation and enhances the public safety UAS mission.
“Charles Werner and I have been discussing Remote ID and a dedicated public safety Remote ID Working Group for some time, and we are happy to make this announcement,” said Aaron Pierce, CEO of Pierce Aerospace. “I grew up with public safety and knew from day one that Remote ID was a critical asset for ensuring the success of public safety airspace missions. There is no better public safety drone partner than DRONERESPONDERS and their network of over 8,500 members. We look forward to this partnership and working with this Remote ID Working Group as a forum for more closely engaging with public safety end users – their mission is crucial. Our duty as a Remote ID and airspace infrastructure provider is to engage with those users and aid them in accomplishing their missions.”
“As director of DRONERESPONDERS, I am excited to partner with Pierce Aerospace and Aaron Pierce to create a Public Safety Remote ID working group to collect input and collaborate with public safety to maximize how Remote ID can be used and benefit public safety. Pierce Aerospace has an exceptional reputation as a leader in the area of technology and is committed to ensuring that Remote ID will deliver the most benefit possible for public safety,” said Chief Charles L. Werner (Ret.).
“UAS are a part of daily life. Over 5,000 public safety agencies have adopted a UAS program in the United States alone, and all public safety agencies need the ability to respond to UAS-related calls. We must engage with Public Safety organizations as we roll out Remote ID infrastructure,” said Pierce. “It is an honor that DRONERESPONDERS chose to work with Pierce Aerospace to set up this vital Remote ID working group, and we look forward to continuing to provide Remote ID solutions to public safety organizations in the United States and worldwide.”
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